There are different coloured dinosaur eggs that the players are trying to collect. Each player starts with an identical deck of cards which they shuffle and deal themselves 7 cards. These cards are valued from 1 to 15 across 5 different colours, with 2 special cards. At the start of the game two colours are randomly selected to be the trumps and anti trumps. Each card also depicts either a comet or between 1 and 3 cards. When a player plays a card that depicts cards they draw the relevant number of cards from their draw pile. When a comet is played its sets the end of the turn as their next turn. If however someone subsequently plays a comet card which has an equal or higher value they reset the end of the turn as their next turn. Each player must play a card on their turn. Once the turn ends the last card played by each player is compared with the highest 2 cards taking one of the two face up eggs. In the event of ties the latter played card wins. Once the two eggs have been claimed everyone discards either their last card played or the top card of their draw pile. Then the player who played the lowest card last time may change either the trump or anti trump suite. Two new dino eggs are turned up and bidding starts with the lowest player from the last round. For scoring it’s the sum number of eggs in each colour squared.
Steve started in an aggressive manner playing his major comet card on the first hand which was enough to win him the first hand. Oggie, who got second place on the first hand, got off to a flyer taking eggs in each of the first three tricks. After these first three tricks everyone was winning cards on a regular basis, with the normal tactic being trying to mimic the previous players card. Ogie managed to maintain his lead throughout the game. Steve could have caught him on the last turn had he managed to win the hand, unfortunately he only managed second so had to be content with a tie for second place. Andy struggled to collect any matching eggs, and trailed the pack at the end.
A harmless enough game which will never claim outstanding overtures, but similarly doesn't offend anyone into not wanting to play it either.
Oggie 15, Steve 13, Tel 13, Andy 7
Ratings / 10
7's across the board